Anterior Hip Replacement vs. MIS, Wha...

Anterior Hip Replacement vs. MIS, What's The Difference?

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Tyngsboro, MA

#1 Jun 10, 2009
I have not been able to locate a doctor or hospital that does anterior hip replacements in Massachusetts, however, I have found a few surgeons that do MIS (minimally invasive surgery) hip replacement.
I know that the anterior hip replacement is a MIS procedure, I have a appointment set for july 16th. so i'll find out more then.
Is the Anterior approach the only MIS procedure for hip replacement?


#2 Jun 10, 2009
The best I have found is Stephen Murphy in Boston that does the superior method. The hip is never dislocated and it is the one I will probably have. William Kurtz also does it with this method. Do a search on them and you can read about it.

Tyngsboro, MA

#3 Jun 11, 2009
Ann, what hospital are these doctors at?

Atlanta, GA

#4 May 5, 2011
Don wrote:
Ann, what hospital are these doctors at?
Ann did you ever get this done? I'm schedueled to have mright hip done by Dr. Kurtz in Nashville in 4 weeks. I can't wait.

Since: May 11

United States

#5 May 6, 2011
Adriana wrote:
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Ann did you ever get this done? I'm scheduled to have right hip done by Dr. Kurtz in Nashville in 4 weeks. I can't wait.
Adriana, SuperPath is the technique of putting Supercap and Path technique together. Go to its will show you the difference. tried to answer your post but it won't let me and if it does I'm in a different state and name???
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Torrance, CA

#6 Aug 19, 2011
Although I do not know much difference about these two, I am actually scheduled for an anterior hip replacement and I am actually kind of nervous because I’ve read something about issues that comes with hip replacement which you can also read about here .

San Jose, CA

#7 Aug 25, 2011
Minimally invasive hip surgery allows smaller incision site and therefore faster healing process. I don’t really know if there are other approaches aside from the lateral approach, but as what I have read about hip replacements on , complications may still arise whatever technique is used. Hope you will have a successful surgery and recovery.

Since: Mar 11

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#8 Nov 1, 2011
over the years, there has been a lot of confusion with regards to what is a Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery, is it the anterior approach or the posterior approach. The website of the Muir Orthopaedic Specialists sorted out the confusion well. Common approaches to total hip arthroplasty in the western region of the United States include the well-known posterior approach, which likely represents some 80-90% of hip replacements.The anterolateral surgical approach represents the majority of the remaining procedures. Both of these techniques can be implemented using smaller incisions, which limit the amount of muscle split on the lateral side of the hip; however, they do not significantly change or limit the muscles released during the deeper dissection. These approaches should be referred to as "mini approaches". A minimally invasive approach is considered “valid” when it significantly decreases recovery time and increases early function by minimizing deep and superficial tissue trauma. It must also be able to retain all the principles of bone-implant fixation and preserve the long-term results of traditional approaches. Minimally invasive approaches accomplish the above definition by avoiding or limiting the detachment of muscles and ligaments from bone and also limiting the splitting of muscles during the surgery. The basic principles of hip replacement must remain the same; these include: fixation, stability and maintenance of leg length. These procedures also employ small incisions–between three and five inches–as larger incisions are no longer necessary. It should be emphasized that the size of the incision has little to do with how “minimally invasive” the procedure is. A surgical procedure is classified as “minimally invasive” by what is done subcutaneously, or under the skin. The avoidance of muscle detachment or muscle splitting is what allows the patient to enjoy the benefits of facilitated rehabilitation and a speedy return to normal activities.

Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 14, 2012
Better for you to find a doctor that performs anterior hip replacement as it has receive several good feedback, check for more information

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